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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987


Thank you for visiting my vintage and antique watch repair site. Most visitors are here because they own an heirloom "family watch" and want to learn more about it's potential of being serviced and repaired. Most inherited mechanical watches were made in an era where the science of perfecting dependable timekeeping forced industry competition. The resulting jeweled watches are amazing and comparable to any science achievement in man's history. I encourage you to click through my antique watch repair site and learn more about my guaranteed mechanical watch services and welcome you to contact me.




I supply both watch parts to the watchmaker AND watch restoration services. Please read my website and contact me with any questions.

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Allow us to restore your vintage mechanical timepiece with the devoted care and professional service every family heirloom timepiece deserves. We are not a production mechanical watch repair facility. We are a specialized shop, unhurried and uncompromising in our approach taken to repair and restore your early American and Swiss pocket or wrist watch. We provide pocket and wristwatch cleaning, restoration, overhaul and consultation.

It's becoming somewhat difficult to find a local watchmaker these days, we know. We hear it all the time. One that specializes in the old mechanical watches from the hay day of Swiss and American watch manufacturing is getting even harder. This by the way, is our specialty.

As a former Watchmakers Guild official, and out of respect for your local American Watchmaker, should you be in need of an antique watch repair service, check your local yellow pages first, and pursue his services first. If you run out of luck there, feel free to contact me. I'd like to gain you as a life long customer as I have so many families who know and respect what their mechanical watch needs and deserves.


Rogin Starweld Laser Welder:
If the exterior of your watches case and case back have clearly worn after many years of faithful use, we do have some options relating to it's restoration that I'd like to detail.  

There isn't a long-term durable approach to re-plating any such watch case with a  standard yellow gold color.  This improper approach that some use to re-plate an  item with a gold color is an electro-chemical process and simply isn't durable enough for standard use.  It'll look good for a few weeks and then it begins to look worn and quite ugly.  I don't offer this yellow gold plating service as it can cause more harm than help.

The only long term durable approach to re-plating any base metal case (brass foundation) is through rhodium plating. This procedure results in a beautiful appearance with the watch cases final color and sheen being similar to silver, white gold or platinum and not yellow-gold in color.   This process requires hand preparation, double copper plating and then a double  rhodium plating.  To restore your case to look new again begins at $200. This accounts for the extremely high price of rhodium ($1650 /oz.) and the many hours of labor involved.

Please examine the before and after photos and expect your worn case to turn out as beautiful as this one did.  Normally, most of the rhodium plating case restorations that I do are for families that have a WWII serviceman's wrist watch made by Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham yet many other watches will benefit from this case restoration process. Send along a detailed description of your watch and a digital photo if possible and I'll be glad to determine suitability and an estimated cost of this spectacular case restoration service.


POCKETWATCHES: The pocket watches that I will consider for restoration are the factories of : Ball, Columbus Watch Company, Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, E. Howard, Howard Watch Co., Illinois, Peoria Watch co., Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend, United States Watch Co., U.S. Watch Co., and Waltham.

Other watches we would be interested in repairing:
Warren Manufacturing Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Washington Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Boston Watch Co.
Illinois Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Columbus Watch Co.
Cheshire Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
Appleton watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
U.S. Watch Co.
American Waltham
Ingersol
Benedict & Burham
Lancaster Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
E. Howard and Co.
Trenton Watch do.
New England Watch Co.,
New York Watch Co.
Wichita Watch Co.
Luther Goddard
B.D. Bingham
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Thomas Harland
Rock Island Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
Waterbury
Ball Watch Co.
National Watch Co.
Western Watch Co.
George Reed
South Bend Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Independent Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
W.E. Harper
Nashua Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
Peoria Watch co
Hamilton Watch Co.


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Alavente
Glashutte
Henda
Moriva
Zenith
Rotary
Berg
Hallmark
Imperial
Orvin
Tourneau
Rapid
Rado
LeCoultre
Minerva
Hy. Moser & Cie
Exactus
Americus
Hampden
Stowa
Gruen
Arsa
Hever
Winton
Westend
Lorton
Didisheim
Rocail
P. Garnier
Aristo
Perfine
Garland
Crown
Cawford
Mido
Favre Leuba
Hafis
Lang Uhr
Bueche-Girod
Frodsham
Emerson
Eterna
Montbrilliant
Ollendorff
Juvenia
Eloga
Condal
Benrus
Omega
Mar Nicolet
Germinal
Tavannes
Rulon
Hamilton
Tiffany
Girard-Perregaux
Cortebert
Lucerne
Revue
Hayden
Touchon
Vulcain
Olma
Smith
Audax
Hilton
Electra
Rolex
Mt. Vernon
Arctus
Titus
Semca
Timecraft
Huguenin
Orfina
Blancpain
Boulevard
Frey
Eberhard
Helvetia
Mars
Trebex
Driva
Clebar
Chopard
Nicolet Watch
Marlys
Turler
Movado
Yale
A. Lange & Sohne
Benson
Ebel
LIbela
Dunhill
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Rockford
Opel
Fontainemelon
Longines
Bulova
Wig Wag
WhiteStar
Central
Fairfax
Glycine
Croton
Provita
LePhare
Levrette
Faith
Audemars Piguet
Ogival
Haste
Certina
Borel Boucheron
Helbros
Buren
Harvard
Dome
Wyler
Regina
Enicar
Harvel
Univer
Van Cleef & Arpels
Invicta
Normandie
Mappin
Daynite
International
South Bend
Lyceum
Golay
Lucien Piccard
Hermes
Ofair
Rembrant
Baylor
Watex
Unitas
Harman
Verno
Doxa
Lemania
Alpina
Coronet
Ekegren
Breitling
Kurth
Kord
Rolls
Patria
Corum
Olympia
Hydepark
Bovet
Ulysse Nardin
Alsta
Nicewatch Co.
Jules Jurgensen
Bucherer
Parker
J.E. Watch Co.
Continental
Weldon
Hebdomas
Avalon
Mimo
Elgin
Friedli
Framont
Newmark
Kelbert
Ardath
Shield
Ultimor
Evans
Octo
Roamer
Jardur
Gubelin
Delbana
Excelsior
Beltone
Tornex-Rayville
Laco
Ball
Urania
Seeland
Alton
Roxy
Charles Nicolet
Altus
Wakmann
Breguet
Angelus
Cornavin
Illinois
Geneve
Kelton
Louvig
Felca
Weltall
Patek Philippe
Standard
Phillepe Watch Co.
Monarch
Louis
Agassiz
Leonidas
Cyma
Universal
Rima
Lip
Alpha
Kelek
Warwick
Welsbro
Lusina
Pronto
Seth Thomas
Record
Monte
Zodiac
Vacheron
Jaeger
Kent
Kingston
Perpetual Watch Co.
Aramis
Grana
Orator
Niton
Dugena
P. Buhre
Schultz
Sperina
Baume & Mercier
Harwood
Lavina
Zentra
Wittnauer
Goering
Gallet
Pabro
Tissot
Sigma
Ace Acro
Autdrist
PiagetPreesent
Cartier
Admes
Asprey
Concord
Guinand
Duodial
Nivada
Lancel
Carlton
Arbi
Eska
Butex
National
Sheffield


Models of watches that we repair:
Chadwick
Veri-thin
Cranston
Drummond
Ansley
Thinline
Aldrich
Martin
Dexter
Sidney
Meadowbrook
Ensign
Sloane
Captain Rice
Portia
Cabot
Keith
Guardsman
Franklion
Alan
Airman
Mount Vernon
Hudson
Viking
Scott
Edgewood
Todd
Avigo
William Osler
Culver
Ashley
Boone
Cedric
Reagan
Winthrop
Maritza
Brooke
Cameron
Wayne
Windsor
Accumatic
Morton
Eaton
Otis
Gilvert
Caroline
Lincrest
Tuxedo
Champion
Airflight
Glenn Curtis
Precision
Viscount
Donavan
Arnold
Blade
Stuart
Chatham
Thor
Seville Sheldon
Murray
Kevin
Tildon
Raleigh
Citadel
Thornton
Senator
Whitney
Dean
Hartman
Bailey
Larchmont
Lester
Steeldon
Myron
Ambassador
Peyton
Spencer
Golden Tempus II
Sinclair
Sea Cliff
Flight I
Lakehurst
Randolph
Chapman
Romanesquen Ross
Dewitt
Crispin
Dennis
Whitehall
Paxton
Newlin
Bradford
Collegian
Tempus
Touraine
Spencer
Bryn Mawr
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Dodson
Barry
Merritt
Gyromatic
Cullen
Stanford
Drew
Brock
Craig
Derby
Edgemere
Haddon
Ardmore
Trudy Spur
Piccadilly
Parker B
Custer
Grafic Deluxe
Reardon
Contour
Wellington
Powell
Maxine
Vincent
Whitford
Judson
Kinematic Kirby
Aqua Lung
Marcus
Secometer Sedgman
Berkshire
Gold knight
Chronomatic top hat
Dickens
First Mate
Elliot Emery
Sea Hawk
Rutgers
Stanford
Benton
Thincraft
Khyber
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Beldon
Hastings
Nightingale
Sheryll
Beau Royal
Norman
Samson
Prentice
stanley
Mate
Clinton
Donald
Brandon
Newton
Flint Ridge
Aqualine
Valiant
Wilson
Yorktown
Coronado
Howard
Farrell
Carl
New Yorker
Black Star
Boatswain
Allison
Guardsman
Foster
Eternamatic
Arlington
Essex
Molly Stark
Richmond
Gary
Milton
Livingston
Langley
Courtney
watson
Norfolk
Gordon
Nelson
Montclair
Bowman
Barbizon
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
Drexel
Futura
Bagley
Webster
Jolly Roger
Eric
B.W. Raymond
Ericsson Emerson
Whitman
Baton
Jason
Sinclair
Medford
Lone Eagle
Seaview
Dartmouth
Ward
Norman
Mason
Transcontinental A B
Huntley
Manhattan
Dwight
Byrd
Wesley
Andrews
the Curtis
Morley
Gulfport
Scout
Top Gun
Commodore
Cordell
Robert Roberta
Consul
Lawrence
Curvex
Coburn
Rodney
Annapolis
Halesworth B
Sea Rover
Dunhan
Fleetwood
Curtis
Ryan
Dixon
Varsity
Conway
Stormking
Langdon
Milburn
President Antique
Sea Ranger
Blackstone
Carlyle
Chief
Norton
Chanticleer
Gramercy
Deauville
Clearview
Trooper
Marquis strap
Golden Tempus
Baxter
Keane
Briarcliffe
Drake
Boulton
Cadet
Enditcott
The Chief's
Grant
Pinehurst
Bartley
Austin
Carson
Sky Chief
Casino
Ramsey
Bostonian
Pacermatic
dunkirk
Commander
Sea-crest
Norde
Secron
Taylor
Oakmont
Dawson
Darrell
Diamond
Linwood
Centurion
Barton
Bianca
Chatham
Oakley
Mayfield
Langford
Fleetwood
Ascot
Longacre
Clark
Adonis
Wesleyan
Lyle B
Chieftan
Brent
Neil
Brockton
Croydon
Landon
Raleigh
Malcom
Hayden
Rutledge
Lindsay
Wilshire
ipso-vox
Kenilworth Gallahad
Calvin
Cambridge
Adjutant
Harris
Pimlico
Sir Echo
Glendon
Boyd
Andover
Sentinal
Courier
Marshall
Sea-glo
Gladstone
Fulton
Yorktown
Monaco
Warwick
Piping Rock
Cavalier
Lance
Major
Black knight
Trent
The Athelete
Adrian
Lowell
Tyron Vardon
Dante
Chesterfield
Dyson
Winfield
Rolland Fischer
Clyde
Crusade
Oval
Talbot
Yeoman
Aviator
Finalist
Holden
Gardner
Flight II
Minu-stop
Lambert
Gilman
Vernon
Russell
Brewster
Stadium
Ristflo
Ardsley
Kirk
Roland
Staunton
Stafford
Linden Hall
Sherwood
Grover
Cross country
Raymon
Lord Lancaster
Lakeland
Garfield
Vernon
The Governor
Sea Breeze
Colby
Corvet
Jeffrey
Oxford
Glendale
Medalist Wembley
Kinematic
Majesty
Sea mate
Baron
Seabrook
Sea guard
Blair
Greenwich
Amherst
Quadron
Prescott
Orson
Top Time
Carteret
Pierre
Tiger & Lady
Errol
Sea-cap
Putnam
Paige
Lee
Bentley
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Midas
Attache
Carlisle
Turner
Radburn
Edgewater
Doublet
Wakefield
Sawyer
Carlton
Argyle
Baronet Beau Brummel
Blake
Lyndon
Kensignton
Sutton
Grenadier
Windsor
Dorsey
Ensign
Arlington Hawthorne
Wilkinson
direct read
Cyril
Spur
West Point
Glenn
Perry
Frontenac
Streamlined
Sea Scape
Surf
Heyward
...


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